On May 19, Deer Creek Apiaries hosted members of an Arundel County Girl Scout troop at one of our apiaries. Parents and their children viewed the inner workings of a hive box, of which the troop had painted the outside of weeks earlier. The Scouts learned about the basic elements of a hive, how bees communicate with each other, and the hierarchy of a honeybee colony.
The children saw the queen, watched her attendants feed her and clean her, and witnessed workers bringing back pollen and saw them drawing out wax comb.
Both children and parents ended their visit by poking their fingers into a frame of this year's honey and tasting the results.